FCI Essential Residential

FCI Essential Residential

Why choose FCI Essential Residential?

This Future Climate Info report meets the minimum requirements of the Law Society’s guidance on flooding and contaminated land. It includes a professional opinion on all data provided. The information provided is clear and concise to make it easy to read.

Who does FCI Essential Residential help?

FCI Essential Residential is suitable for the following:

  • Residential
  • Existing properties
  • Nationwide
  • Buyers
  • Lenders

FCI Essential Residential is not suitable for the following:

  • Vendors
  • Commercial
  • Development sites
  • Specific areas
  • Tenants

How does FCI Essential Residential work?

This report analyses data on contaminated land and flood. To keep things clear and concise it uses a modular approach, ensuring that each element provides a consistent response for each report across the product range.

It contains the relevant datasets for each module from all the key sources, including FCI’s own high quality, unique research of historical maps for potentially contaminated and in-filled land.

As each report uses a modular approach to ensure the data is uniform throughout the range, you can select the report with the modules you require:

  • Essential – environmental and flood
  • Standard – environmental, flood and ground stability
  • Premium – environmental, flood, ground stability, energy and infrastructure.

What does FCI Essential Residential reveal?

It consists of the relevant datasets from all the key information sources, which includes FCI’s own high quality research of historical maps for potentially contaminated land and in-filled land.

Each data module includes various information key to an environmental report. Consideration of environmental issues and contaminated land has become a key element of the conveyancing process. Identifying historical industrial activities and past waste disposal practices such as gas works, chemical works, landfill sites, storage works and petrol stations ensures that the homebuyer is informed in-line with Law Society guidance.

As well as contamination, other environmental risks can affect a property. The Law Society practice note lists surface water, groundwater, river and coastal as the most common types of flooding. This report contains comprehensive, property-specific information on these flood risks from all the authoritative sources. It goes further by reporting the recorded history of flooding for the property and an indication is also given of the likelihood of obtaining flood insurance.


This report is available within 24 hours.